..at some point, when you’ve been listening to hip-hop for quite a while and think you know it all.. somewhere out of nowhere you hear a 90s gem you haven’t heard before and just be like:
how could I NOT KNOW THIS?!
..had this exact feeling a while ago when I heard this joint by the group ‘Totally Insane’ formed 1991 in California.
This joint just makes you wanna nod your head like in the ol’ days!
..since I’ve heard Tom Misch (motherfucker is 2 years younger than me lol) I was amazed by his playful diversity, multi-instrumentalism and drama in his music. Theeeese beats are so thoughtful.. I hope he will release ’em all one day. With an urge for our listening pleasure at such hard times he teamed up with one of my fav drummer ever – Yussef Dayes (!!) – about two years ago and released their master piece ‘What Kinda Music’ just in time 🙂 ..with amazing features like Freddie Gibbs.
The London, Southeast duo created a piece of art which blends jazz, electronic and hip-hop in a perfect manner.
‘I actually remember going to a talent show when I was like 7 or something,” he recalls. “I remember going to a local school in my area and seeing this guy play drums — he was about 9 at the time. I remember thinking ‘This guy’s amazing at drums,’ and then fast-forward 15 years, when I’m working on this record, I realize that guy was Yussef.’
..I love these kinda stories. All I can tell you can really get into listening to “Kyiv,” which was like Misch and Dayes recording while visiting Ukraine to shoot music videos for the album. You can feel a certain moment manifested in a recording which will last forever.
Sit back and listen closely.. IZZZAA VIBEEE: